The team at Meek Integrative Health Center in Springfield, MO, is intimately aware of the debilitating results of headache and migraine pain. Our chiropractor approaches each case differently and will assess your musculoskeletal system to determine what is causing your headaches and migraines before creating a chiropractic care plan tailored to your needs. Following are the answers to questions our chiropractor frequently receives regarding the treatment of headache and migraine pain.
What Causes Headaches and Migraines?
Headaches find their roots in stress, diet, illness, and tension in the upper body. Migraines that are caused by underlying medical issues can happen to a person with no existing headache. Migraines that evolve from a current headache may have developed into extreme muscle contractions in the neck or shoulders, dietary consumption, lack of sleep, extra stress, or even dehydration.
How Do I Know Which Pain in My Head Is Which?
A headache is classified by pain anywhere in the head that is dull and subtle to pronounced and distracting. The pain from these can move around different parts of the head and periodically can come and go. Migraines are distinguished by extreme levels of pain. A person suffering from a migraine may also see spots in their vision, see flashing lights, become nauseous, or vomit. These symptoms are known as aura.
How Will Chiropractic Care Relieve My Pain?
While your headache or migraine may have been caused by multiple things, we know that having your spine in proper alignment begins to relieve pain throughout the body. Many of your nerve bundles are located in between the vertebrae in the spine. When the spine is stretched, adjusted, decompressed, headaches and migraines due to nerve irritation will no longer occur.
Our chiropractor also uses massage therapy, hot and cold therapy, and special exercises that target tense and painful muscles. We also use electronic muscle stimulation to help your body heal. Spinal adjustments, alignments, and decompressions are added as the chiropractor feels necessary for your condition. Adjustments performed will depend on the root cause, frequency, and intensity of your headaches and migraines.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Headache and Migraine Pain Relief in Springfield, MO
If you are looking for relief from headache and migraine pain in Springfield, MO, contact Meek Integrative Health Center today. Call us at (417) 887-0340 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.